Eclipse joins industry groups

The Eclipse Foundation for open source tooling has become a member of the Java Community Process (JCP), the OSGi (Open Services Gateway initiative) Alliance and the Object Management Group (OMG), Eclipse said on Thursday.

"Participating more fully in industry organizations is a sign of Eclipse's growing role and maturity in the software marketplace," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, in a statement released by Eclipse.

"We're happy to support these community organizations as members. This complements our longstanding policy of implementing based on standards wherever possible," Milinkovich said.

JCP provides a communitywide process for amending the Java platform. Major participants have included companies such as Sun Microsystems, which has not participated in Eclipse.

OMG is an industry consortium defining standards such as Unified Modeling Language (UML), Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP).

OSGi Alliance promotes adoption of the OSGi Service Platform for interoperability of applications and services on networks.

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